The government’s regional media bailout doesn’t go far enough — here are reforms we really need

After Australia’s two big local newspaper companies, Australian Community Media (ACM) and News Corporation, shut down scores of rural newspapers as part of their COVID-19 cost-saving strategies, there were heartwarming stories of retrenched journalists and volunteers stepping in to fill the gaps.

From Broken Hill and Braidwood in NSW to Naracoorte in South Australia, these new media outfits were buoyed by public encouragement.

  • Kristy Hess
  • The Conversation

There was further cause for optimism when the federal…

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